🍴The “calorie bomb” to watch out for
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🍴The “calorie bomb” to watch out for

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Here are some Thanksgiving numbers to impress your guests with:

  • 3,000: That’s the number of calories we’re eating at a typical Thanksgiving dinner
  • 4,500: If you choose to eat breakfast and hors d’oeuvres and drink some wine, that’s how many calories total you’re at for the day– twice the average recommended daily count
  • 3: The number of sticks of butter that equals the amount of fat the average American eats on Turkey day
  • 500: The number of calories per slice of pecan pie, a.k.a. the “biggest calorie bomb of the day.”

So, are we supposed to completely skip those sweet potato empanadas or guava thumbprint cookies or friend pavochón? Nope. There are plenty of ways to hack your way to a delicious and healthy Thanksgiving. Check ‘em out from Baptist Health here.

🍍WORK IT OFF IN ADVANCE: Start your Thanksgiving with the Baptist Health Turkey Trot Miami 5K/10K. There’s still time to register before tomorrow’s race.

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Grab some grub. We know not everyone will be sitting at a big family gathering to commemorate Thanksgiving so here are some places to snag dinner tomorrow,including some spots for the vegans out there. And if those places are a little too fancy for your taste, here’s a reminder that Flanigan’s will be open tomorrow. (Eater Miami, Miami New Times)

Don’t play yourself. If you’re looking to take advantage of Black Friday deals, don’t get caught slipping and show up to the mall too early or too late. And if you’re a real overachiever– or just get tired of your family and friends before dessert– heads up that Dadeland, Dolphin, and Miami International Malls will all be open tomorrow. (Miami.com)

A wild ride… This deep dive takes a look at the two-week saga of the statewide recount in Florida including info on all of the lawsuits, the day-by-day drama of updated vote totals, the party politics and accusations of fraud, and where things stand for the major players involved. (Miami Herald)

… But thankfully it’s over. Despite all the national attention and frenzy over the state’s election recount, the end of the process was quick and easy. The canvassing board for the state’s elections department officially signed off on the final results of the Nov. 6 election and it looks like we’re finally done being the butt of the nation’s jokes… for now. (Tampa Bay Times)

Casting a wide net. After filing a lawsuit against three major opioid makers and distributors, Florida is also suing major drugstore chains Walgreens and CVS because of their alleged role in the national opioid crisis. The suit claims each of Florida’s 754 Walgreens stores ordered more than 1 million doses of oxycodone in 2011, which is more than 10 times the average amount. (NPR)

Check out this event from our advertiser, Life Time.

😉 Miami's Turkey Trot returns on Thanksgiving Day! Warm up your appetite with the Baptist Health Turkey Trot Miami 5K/10K presented by Publix. For runners, joggers & walkers, enjoy a day of family fun!

Our Partner Events

🦃 Today: Celebrate a Big Phat Thanksgiving at the Yard (Wynwood)

🎅Friday: Deck the halls with us at Lincoln Road’s tree lighting ceremony (South Beach)

🎉Wednesday, Nov. 28: Party with CIC as they celebrate their two-year anniversary. (Wynwood)

🗣️Friday, Nov. 29: Meet and listen to some Miami makers at TEDxWynwoodWomen (Wynwood)

📹Friday, Nov. 30 – Thursday, Dec. 6: Learn from innovators and experts in media, technology, and art at the FilmGate Interactive Media Festival (Downtown)

🎭Friday, Nov. 30 – Sunday, Dec. 23: Immersive theater meets historic motels, during Miami Motel Stories (MiMo)

Want to partner with us? Here’s how that works.

Around Town


💃Party to reggaeton tracks all night at El Perreo Tropical (Downtown)

🎵Check out a Radiohead tribute night at Churchill’s (Little Haiti)

🎤Celebrate Thanksgiving Eve with some karaoke (Little Havana)

🔥Catch Playboi Carti at the Fillmore (South Beach)

🥫Bring a canned good and get a free drink at this Friendsgiving party (Little Havana)

🕺Dance the night away at the ‘80s Prom at Gramps (Wynwood)


🧘Get in a little meditation before Thanksgiving dinner (South Beach)

🏃Run, jog or just watch at the Turkey Trot (Tropical Park)

🎶Catch some live music at The Betsy (South Beach)

🏈Join in a family-friendly Turkey Bowl (Tamiami)

⛵Check out a behind-the-scenes tour of the Pelican Harbor Marina (Upper East Side)


🎧Shop for vinyl, videos and more at Technique Records (Upper East Side)

🌕Meditate on the beach under a full moon (South Beach)

🌳Head to the opening night of Fairchild’s new NightGarden (Coral Gables)

🥁Feel the vibes at this full moon drum circle (North Beach)

🕺Dance off that Thanksgiving dinner at Las Rosas (Allapattah)

🤣Catch a night of raunchy comedy with drag legend Shelley Novak (Wynwood)


🍯Jam at “Honey” a funk and soul party at Las Rosas (Allapattah)

🌼Shop for produce, flowers, and other goods at this farmer’s market (Miami Lakes)

🏛️Take a tour of Downtown Miami’s historic architecture (Downtown)

🚀Watch a screening of the anime classic “Cowboy Bebop: The Movie” (Coral Gables)

🎧Go digging for vinyl at the Miami Record Fair (Wynwood)

🎶Check out the Black Saturday R&B Jam featuring Tank and Monica (Downtown)

🎸Catch Roosevelt Collier teaming up with Ultimate Devotion for a Grateful Dead tribute (Brickell)


🌙Watch the moonrise over the Bay (Cutler Bay)

🌊Get a guided kayak tour of the waters off Crandon Park (Key Biscayne)

🍴Grab some brunch and bagels at 27 Restaurant (Miami Beach)

🏹Attend a beginner’s class on archery (Coral Terrace)

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